Tag Archives: Tuesday

Tool For Tuesday: Surprising News. Want More? Give More Away.

Check out this photo. My husband, Jonny, and I were at the wedding of our unofficially adopted daughter, Degetu Mamo, three years ago. And last month, she gave birth to her second child, Omer, an entirely cute boy. Her first … Continue reading

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Tool for Tuesday: Get A Habit.

No, I’m not talking about smoking or waiting for the tick-tick-tick toward 5 o’clock so you can pour yourself a drink. From the Latin, habire: to have. Something that gets so regular it becomes instinctive and you can save time … Continue reading

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Tool For Tuesday: Drop the Because.

Can I go to the movies, Mom? No, because it costs a lot of money with the popcorn. I won’t buy popcorn. But the soda’s also expensive. I won’t buy soda. The tickets cost a lot. I have my own … Continue reading

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Tool for Tuesday: Tips for How to Make Up and Move On

I wrote, “If you’re burning, you’re learning,” in my last post. You can look at it here. (But, “basically speaking,” as my Scottish friend always says, what I wrote was this: We burn inside when we are aware that we … Continue reading

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Tool For Tuesday: Don’t Make Nothing From Something. Make Something From Nothing.

“The world is like a book that can be read in either direction,” wrote Rabbi Pinchas of Koritz. “There is the power of creation, making something out of nothing. And then there is the power of destruction, making nothing out … Continue reading

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Tool For Tuesday: Today is a Room That Has Never Been Entered Before

This tool for Tuesday has to do with death. It has to do with life. My friend, Anne, sent me (via her daughter) a link to an inspirational piece by Roger Ebert, about dying. He quoted Vincent van Gogh, who … Continue reading

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Tool For Tuesday: Training For Life

My husband, Jonny, has a friend, Michael, who’s this top-notch athlete. He says he’s always training. For what? For life. Another of Jonny’s friends, Corey, also a fine jock, says he’s training for adversity. Hoping that adversity might never come … Continue reading

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Tool For Tuesday: Plan A, Plan B and Plan T

The lights are on in Glen Cove, yay! A nor’easter is expected tomorrow, boo! After Hurricane Sandy, another storm is the last thing needed. But the Tool for Tuesday is this: have a plan A, a plan B (for back-up) … Continue reading

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Tool For Tuesday: Don’t Dance the Either/Or Tango

Either I love him or I hate him…either I am angry at him or I adore him… We don’t have to do that either/or tango. We can love someone and still be angry at them–even though it’s tough. When Wilbur the … Continue reading

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How Not to Go to A Wantologist – Just Read This – It’s For Free

Wow! Did you know there’s a therapist (in California, obviously) specializing in “wantology”? As with any “—ology” from anthropology to zoology, it means the study of something; a wantologist specializes in the study of wants. So today’s post, with hats … Continue reading

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